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What are the Occupations in High Demand in Canada

Press Release: October 30, 2020

Canada has always been more welcoming to the immigrants that are having work experience in occupations that are in high demand in the country. Being the most sought after country for immigrants who are looking for better career growth opportunities, Canada immigration is one of the most simpler and easier immigration processes in the world.

Having a point-based immigration process allows Canada to invite-only immigrants with high qualifications and skill-sets that can help in meeting the demands of the labour market in the country.

Canada Occupation in-demand list

Canada releases a list of occupations in the regular time of interval that are facing the shortage of skilled candidates in the local labour market. Any skilled immigrant who is having the required work experience in the in-demand occupations are selected for the Canada PR Visa process

To facilitate more skilled immigrants in Canada, the Federal government of Canada has multi-year immigration to increase the admission rate of skilled immigrants through various economic immigration programs like Express entry program, Provincial Nominee Program, etc. 

The selection criteria of these immigration programs mainly depend on the candidate’s credentials like age, language proficiency, educational qualifications, etc. 

Occupation in-demand allows the immigrants to apply for Canada PR Visa without any job-offer. Candidates are only required to have work experience in occupations that are facing a shortage of skilled labour. 

What is NOC?

National Occupation Classification - NOC, is used by the Canadian government to provide a structure for analysis and assessment of occupation in Canada. It is a four-digit code and job description for every occupation in the labour market. A nationally recognized system, Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses to evaluate candidate’s work experience

The first digit in the NOC code signifies Skill Type of occupation:

0 - Management Occupations

1 - Business, finance, and administration occupations

2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 

3 - Health occupation

4 - Occupations in education, law, and school, community and government services

5 - Occupations in art, culture, recreation, and sport

6 - Sales and service occupations

7 - Trade, transport, and equipment operated and related occupations 

8 - Natural resources, agriculture, and related production occupations

9 - Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

For immigration purposes, the main NOC job skill type or levels are:

  • Skill Type 0: occupations related to management
  • Skill Level A: professional occupations that usually need a university degree
  • Skill Level B: technical occupations that usually require a college diploma or apprentice training 
  • Skill Level C: an intermediate occupation that usually needs a high school diploma,
  • Skill Level D: labour occupation that usually only require training

CRS Calculator is a tool that will help you calculate your CRS score and know your chances of getting an ITA for a Canada PR Visa in the next round of invitations.

Canada Occupation In-demand List

  • 4011 University professors and lecturers
  • 4012 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
  • 4021 College and other vocational instructors
  • 4031 Secondary school teachers
  • 4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
  • 4033 Educational counselors
  • 4111 Judges
  • 4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries
  • 4151 Psychologists
  • 4152 Social workers
  • 4153 Family, marriage and other related counselors
  • 4154 Professional occupations in religion
  • 4155 Probation and parole officers and related occupations
  • 4156 Employment counselors
  • 4161 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants, and program officers
  • 4162 Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
  • 4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
  • 4164 Social policy researchers, consultants, and program officers
  • 4165 Health policy researchers, consultants, and program officers
  • 4166 Education policy researchers, consultants, and program officers
  • 4167 Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
  • 4168 Program officers unique to government
  • 4169 Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.
  • 4211 Paralegal and related occupations
  • 4212 Social and community service workers
  • 4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities
  • 4216 Other instructors
  • 4217 Other religious occupations
  • 4311 Police officers (except commissioned)
  • 4312 Firefighters
  • 4313 Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
  • 5111 Librarians
  • 5112 Conservators and curators
  • 5113 Archivists
  • 5121 Authors and writers
  • 5122 Editors
  • 5123 Journalists
  • 5125 Translators, terminologists, and interpreters
  • 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers, and related occupations
  • 5132 Conductors, composers, and arrangers
  • 5133 Musicians and singers
  • 5134 Dancers
  • 5135 Actors and comedians
  • 5136 Painters, sculptors, and other visual artists
  • 5211 Library and public archive technicians
  • 5212 Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
  • 5221 Photographers
  • 5222 Film and video camera operators
  • 5223 Graphic arts technicians
  • 5224 Broadcast technicians
  • 5225 Audio and video recording technicians
  • 5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts
  • 5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography, and the performing arts
  • 5231 Announcers and other broadcasters
  • 5232 Other performers, n.e.c.
  • 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
  • 5242 Interior designers and interior decorators
  • 5243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
  • 5244 Artisans and craftspersons
  • 5245 Patternmakers – textile, leather, and fur products
  • 5251 Athletes
  • 5252 Coaches
  • 5253 Sports officials and referees
  • 5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness
  • 6211 Retail sales supervisors
  • 6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
  • 6222 Retail and wholesale buyers
  • 6231 Insurance agents and brokers
  • 6232 Real estate agents and salespersons
  • 6235 Financial sales representatives
  • 6311 Foodservice supervisors
  • 6312 Executive housekeepers
  • 6313 Accommodation, travel, tourism, and related services supervisors
  • 6314 Customer and information services supervisors
  • 6315 Cleaning supervisors
  • 6316 Other services supervisors
  • 6321 Chefs
  • 6322 Cooks
  • 6331 Butchers, meat cutters, and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
  • 6332 Bakers
  • 6341 Hairstylists and barbers
  • 6342 Tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners
  • 6343 Shoe repairers and shoemakers
  • 6344 Jewellers, jewelry and watch repairers, and related occupations
  • 6345 Upholsterers
  • 6346 Funeral directors and embalmers
  • 7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • 7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • 7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • 7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • 7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • 7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • 7232 Tool and die makers
  • 7233 Sheet metal workers
  • 7234 Boilermakers
  • 7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
  • 7236 Ironworkers
  • 7237 Welders and related machine operators
  • 7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • 7242 Industrial electricians
  • 7243 Power system electricians
  • 7244 Electrical power line and cable workers
  • 7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
  • 7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers
  • 7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians
  • 7251 Plumbers
  • 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installers
  • 7253 Gasfitters
  • 7271 Carpenters
  • 7272 Cabinetmakers
  • 7281 Bricklayers
  • 7282 Concrete finishers
  • 7283 Tile setters
  • 7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • 7291 Roofers and shinglers
  • 7292 Glaziers
  • 7293 Insulators
  • 7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • 7295 Floor covering installers
  • 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • 7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • 7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations
  • 7305 Supervisors, motor transport, and other ground transit operators
  • 7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • 7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • 7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • 7314 Railway Carmen/women
  • 7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • 7316 Machine fitters
  • 7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • 7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairers
  • 7322 Motor vehicle body repairers
  • 7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
  • 7332 Appliance servicers and repairers
  • 7333 Electrical mechanics
  • 7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and other related mechanics
  • 7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairers
  • 7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers
  • 7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women
  • 7371 Crane operators
  • 7372 Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying, and construction
  • 7373 Water well drillers
  • 7381 Printing press operators
  • 7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
  • 8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
  • 8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
  • 8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
  • 8231 Underground production and development miners
  • 8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers, and related workers
  • 8241 Logging machinery operators
  • 8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors, and specialized livestock workers
  • 8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture services
  • 8261 Fishing masters and officers
  • 8262 Fishermen/women
  • 9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
  • 9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
  • 9213 Supervisors, food, beverage, and associated products processing
  • 9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
  • 9215 Supervisors, forest products processing
  • 9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur, and leather products processing and manufacturing
  • 9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
  • 9222 Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
  • 9223 Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
  • 9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
  • 9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
  • 9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
  • 9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
  • 9232 Petroleum, gas, and chemical process operators
  • 9235 Pulping, papermaking, and coating control operators
  • 9241 Power engineers and power systems operators
  • 9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

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